What Christians Should Know About Halloween (Article No.2)

‘The birthing of Halloween is due to our sinful nature.’

L.J. Santa Cruz


And here we go again, I’m writing another article about this popularized day. Let’s talk about the reality. People obsess over this one day; it’s the norm in our society to celebrate the month of October. To some, Halloween is their favorite day of the entire year, but its existence is detrimental to our society. How so? Well, after doing some research, I’ve discovered that Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced ‘sah’win’).

But what does this mean? According to the History Channel, Samhain is a very important date in the pagan calendar for it marks the Feast of the Dead. This was an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. And we know that pagans are people who don’t believe in worshiping the God of the Bible. Most of them don’t even believe in Heaven or Hell. These type of people are atheists, heathens, and heretics that go against the Word of God and live in their own ways. Many pagans also celebrate it as the old Celtic New Year (although some mark this at Imbolc).

October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve, or as we know it, Halloween, and contained much of these traditional pagan practices before being adopted in 19th-century America through Irish immigrants bringing their traditions across the ocean. Trick-or-treating is said to have been derived from ancient Irish and Scottish practices in the nights leading up to Samhain. In Ireland, mumming was the practice of putting on costumes, going door-to-door and singing songs to the dead. Cakes were given as payment. Halloween pranks also have a tradition in Samhain, though in the ancient celebration, tricks were typically blamed on fairies.

In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated by non-pagans, but instead of calling this festival a practice of Samhain, we simply call it Halloween, where more people are attracted to it. Even though the two are not the same thing, our culture mixes the roots of Samhain with that of Halloween. But the original traditions of Samhain are still celebrated by Wiccans, who are pagans, witches that perform witchcraft, and they love the night of October 31st to November 1st, as they welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.” Most celebrants believe that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during Samhain, allowing more interaction between humans and that of the dead. This is why this holiday is evil.

Over the centuries, Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating for kids and adults. Still, Halloween stems from real rituals and now it’s watered down so that even parents with children participate in it without a bad conscience. They see it as fun. However if you truly see it for what it is, this day comes from the dark side.

A new ‘Halloween’ movie was just released on the 15th in time for October 31. Many people are already running, waiving their dollars in the air, to go watch it. Its prevalence over our civilization keeps growing, grabbing the attention of more and more people, year after year. People are overly-preoccupied about this particular holiday in anticipation for the day to arrive. They prepare everything for it to be like a perfect gala. They, honestly, don’t care if it’s a bad festivity. In fact, they know it is an awful day to celebrate and that’s why they love it-because they get closer to their evil side and get to unleash their desires. They indulge in all of it, from the goblins, to the witches and ghosts, and the candle-burning pumpkins, and food decorations, candy to fill your stomach for ages, and costume wearing.

‘O, how fun Halloween can be for the kids!,’ many people keep saying in excitement. They are willing to set aside their normalcy along with their moral code, their values, and their character, trading it all in for one day-Halloween. It doesn’t make any sense. If you think about it, it’s almost like a cheat day. They think that behaving good all year round earns them the right to celebrate this evil day. ‘Oh, but it’s just one day out of the year’, they keep telling themselves. And they go about their business with a compromised heart.

1 Peter 2:9 (The Voice: VOICE) says: “But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.

As Christians, we shouldn’t accommodate our beliefs in God to be one with the world. In fact, we need to shine the light to this exact evil, because people have been compromising for far too long and it’s time to expose the truth about Halloween. This behavior change isn’t healthy, either you are one with the world or one with God. Where do you stand with God and will you fight for what you believe in, fellow Christian, lover of Christ?

Let me tell you, God is not happy with us celebrating Halloween, He condemns it. It has the word ‘pagan’ all over it. The roots of this practice is pure evil. Everyone around you will most likely be practicing this foolishness, but you need to be set apart from the world. Do not bargain with your faith. Do not fool around with the darkness of these pagan traditions. God is not pleased with Christians going along with the Halloween frenzy, playing dress up and having the trunk or treat church festivities. Do not allow Satan in the church to infiltrate the body of Christ.

Halloween isn’t holy. It comes from the inkiest side where Satan lives and where He rules. To be blunt, only people that love evil will partake in it. Let’s not be fooled by the candy and cute costumes and decorations. It’s pretense and make-belief by the Devil and his demons, so that they can rope you in if you let your guard down.

Let’s state the facts–in all that I’ve written so far, none is to glorify Jesus Christ nor God, our Father in Heaven. That goes to show you that Halloween does not celebrate Jesus, who is the only Holy and Righteous One that brings us in relationship with God. It doesn’t glorify God and the significance of the cross in which Jesus gave up his life to save us from our sins, so that we may have renewed life in Heaven. Absolutely nothing about Halloween brings us closer to God. There is no mistake about it–we must understand how dangerous it is for Christians to be flirting with danger. Do not position yourself anywhere near the danger zone.

Halloween is a day to celebrate and worship the day of evil. It is the worship of Lucifer, the fallen angel of Heaven. Since many people do not trust God, they turn off the light, and they go after darkness. They turn off their humanity switch because they could care less about what God has to say. That is how lost people of this world are. They reject the Holy Bible because it brings us warnings and truth. So many people hate to read it, so they leave the Bible to get dusty and run to Satan. That is why the world loves Halloween! Because it is pure evil disguising as holy and fun. Are you on this side or on God’s? Only one is holy-The Lord Jesus Christ.

All others who claim to be holy is all fabrication and made up to deceive you. Halloween is just that with the most favorite line kids are saying: “Trick or Treat”. If you love this day, you will get both. A trick because you’re being tricked by the Devil that it is okay to go ahead and take part of this worldly magnification of evil. A treat because He wants you to eat non-nutritious foods and become a glutton of candy instead, rotting your teeth faster, expediting tooth decay.

The word in itself is a trick. Don’t believe me, take a look at this. If we break it down we have: Hal-low-een. It is masked by using the word ‘hallow’, meaning holy, when in fact there isn’t a shred of anything holy about this day. The Devil is a liar. The Devil lies to you so nicely and will paint it all in good light. Don’t fall for it. Learn instead the Good News. The Holy Bible. Stay close to God’s Word. You won’t be subject to the Evil-doer and all of his deception. God will help you. He will unveil the truth before your eyes and give you discernment to know what is from Him and what is not.

Halloween is supposed to be a holy day to celebrate the Devil. It’s almost time for Halloween to set in and in no time it will arrive. I’m sure you know family and friends, co-workers or neighbors, that are already eager to invite this day into their lives with decorations inside their homes and front doors and lawns decorated and arranged. Most of them, sadly are athiests, heathens, that do not believe in God. There are, however, those exceptions-believers who love God all year long and serve Him in church, gather to worship and praise His name regularly, they give to the needy, share the gospel, but they will still partake in such activities that are pure non-sense.

They try to glam it all up and make Halloween look so innocent but that sort of behavior is vile and disheartening to the Lord. They choose to partake in this holiday knowing that it is of evil origin. They are okay with setting aside Christ and their beliefs to let this day in. To let the Dark Lord have way in their lives, resulting in postponing time for God above, to shop for Halloween costumes, all sorts of goodies, decorations from store to store, and buying massive amounts of candy to give out to young innocent children. All these Halloween activities bring no value to the kingdom of God. Let that sink into your heart. Zero value is added to Heaven when you celebrate this day and this night of October 31st.

God loves you and He values loyalty. He doesn’t want people to be tepid in their faith, wandering away from Him when they want to and then returning when they need something from Him. He wants people to love Him unconditionally, just like He loves us. The Lord wants you to love Only Him with all you have every single day, especially on the 31st of this month. Dedicate your life to the Lord because this is true: there is no Halloween in Heaven. Halloween is from Hell and those who choose to associate themselves with this day are choosing the gates of Hell, believe it or not.

These verses in Leviticus 19:30-32 (International Children’s Bible: ICB) warn us: “Obey the laws about Sabbaths. You must respect my Most Holy Place. I am the Lord. Do not go to mediums or fortune-tellers for advice. If you do, you will become unclean. I am the Lord your God. Show respect to old people. Stand up when they come into the room. Show respect also to your God. I am the Lord.”

There is only good, pure, whole love from our Father and Jesus. No such people will enter into His kingdom unless they repent and believe in Jesus. They need to have both feet for Heaven and none in the world. You can’t share yourself to the evil ‘fun’ and madness of this cursed day. Your body is a temple and must be kept holy in the eyes of God. Wearing costumes is an atrocity, full of wickedness. God has made you perfect in His eyes and doing this to your body pains the Lord your God. Don’t turn to evil. Please repent of your sins and get rid of all ungodliness you still are holding on to. Dressing like this only brings glory to Satan, but not to God, who will judge you on Judgement Day. You can only choose between God or the Evil One, you cannot have both. It doesn’t exist. What table do you want to sit at? Take a moment to view this clip, as it is a man named John Ramirez, who tells how he was a slave to the Devil.

Short clip of an interview from Joni Talk Show with John Ramirez, 25 years sold himself to the Devil but Jesus set him free! Must watch!

Ephesians 5:6-12

(Contemporary English Version: CEV)

Living as People of Light: 

Don’t let anyone trick you with foolish talk. God punishes everyone who disobeys him and says foolish things. So don’t have anything to do with anyone like that. You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light and make your light shine. Be good and honest and truthful, as you try to please the Lord. Don’t take part in doing those worthless things that are done in the dark. Instead, show how wrong they are. It is disgusting even to talk about what is done in the dark.”


Close your eyes, visualize it for yourself. Let go of everything you are doing. Just think about your eternity for the next 60 seconds. What does it look like? Is it peaceful or is it unclear. It is 100% fact that you will die one day, and when that happens, where will you end up? In Heaven or in Hell. Alright, now visualize this: you’re sitting in the dark around a table, surrounded by evil voices in your ears. They’re saying the most horrible things to you, taunting you, and the ominous laughs and gestures of the demons just lurk around you, what are they serving you at the table? Not Halloween fake bloody eyes for an appetizer, but real human eyes and nerves that disturbs your living core. I tell you like this so you can see, Halloween is just a prep for what’s in store for you in Hell.

Even more, picture demons stirring up a meal of bloody disguising-smelling decayed bodies. That is what you find in Hell. The sight isn’t pretty like people make Halloween out to be. Halloween equates to Hell. There is nothing pure about it, no matter who tries hard enough to paint Halloween in an innocent way. Hell is full of people’s souls burning and screaming out for deliverance. Do you want this? Forever! Your soul will not rest, ever! Demons will treat you like you’re a toy; they will get in your face and do everything to hurt you more. This is a forever reality for some people who have chosen to go their own path, instead of choosing Jesus Christ.

If you despise the world and all its evil now, you will reap the rewards that are in Heaven, not seen to man here on Earth, for these treasures do not rot away like everything on this planet sure does. I strongly emphasize the major difference between being stuck in Hell at the table of monsters and in the lake of fire vs. to be dining at the Lord’s table that grants you life and all your heart’s desires to make you feel whole forevermore. No longer will you crave anything because you will have all you need with God.

In Revelation 3:19-21 (Amplified Bible-Classic Edition: AMPC) Jesus says these words to us: “Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.

Now imagine sitting at the table with God. What a breath of fresh air! Don’t you want peace for your soul and for those you’ve loss? Isn’t that why most folks always say R.I.P. ‘rest in peace’ to the ones they’ve lost. Envision a consuming light finally shining on you so brightly, while you sit on a beautiful chair made of gold, near a sparkling table made of dazzling diamonds. How breath-taking would it be! Imagine you hear the most peaceful voice speak to you as you turn to see who it is.

Picture it is the Lord, Your God speaking to you. This would bring you to your knees in tears and worship. God is giving you more than you ever dreamed of. Life in Heaven with Him where there is no darkness, no danger, no Devil. Wouldn’t you be so happy being in the Lord’s presence praising His Good Name? He could sweep you away into this lustrous land where fear and torment do not exist if you believe in Him and obey Him here on Earth. Heaven is a place where Satan is forever banned from entering.

The Kingdom of God is real! It is not a fantasy land. People, start praying to God and stop listening to the Evildoer of the world. There is a future for you in Heaven. One where we are able to walk next to Jesus and talk to Him. How incredible to be at His feet! How amazing to walk near Him! He wants us to enter His palace where He can play with us like we are children all over again, feeling eternal happiness emanate from all sides of Heaven. God’s holy land bursts of colors unlike ever known to us and of beautiful smiles and laughter we do not yet know can exist because we don’t have that perfect love on Earth. What victory to be in connection with our Father, who we yearn for! What sight it must be to be in the presence of our Lord forever and ever and ever!

Where are you going to be? Choose your earthly activities wisely, lest be caught up with demons for all eternity telling you horrific things and showing you worse things than you can even fathom. They will torment your soul over and over just for the thrill of it and laugh, laugh, laugh at you. It’s Halloween there every single day. Do you really want this? Do you want an eternity in Hell-oween?

There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns us of this place and over 70 of these references were actually uttered by our Lord Jesus Christ! That is the ‘for-real Hell’ I talk about. The one I am warning you about that does exist. The Bible tells of it continually, warning people of the consequences of Hell. The one, the only, real Hal-low-een that exists forever, not just once a year, but every day forever and ever! It is the opposite of Heaven. Hell-oween will make you scream to God these four letters over and over: H-E-L-P! … H-E-L-P! God save me!

Even atheists that have died and go to Hell, scream through the fires for God’s deliverance. They know then that God was real but it’s too late when the soul lives in the flames of Hell. It is too late when their soul belongs to Satan and not to God. Don’t let this be you. Decide today who you will serve. Turn back to the Lord, before it’s too late. Fear God because He has all the power. Satan does not have any power over God. He is powerless against God. God put Lucifer in the flames because he wanted to overrule God, but that is not a place for your soul. God only meant it for Lucifer and the other fallen angels who disobeyed Him. Your soul is in God’s hands and if you choose Satan, then you will also choose hell flames forever. But if you choose Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you choose God and freedom from oppression. Your soul will belong to God in Heaven if you follow Jesus. Be saved from the inferno.

If you really love Halloween, then you have made a pact with the Devil, unknowingly perhaps, siding with him in doom and maybe that is why your life seems rocky and you cannot make sense of the direction you should be taking in life. Reverse your steps and open the Holy Bible for direction. It is your compass in life, like a roadmap is the compass to getting to a destination. The Bible has the Gospels of truth. It is only through the Word that you will find your freedom. Connect yourself with God.

Here on Earth, Halloween is watered down so that you will believe it’s all for fun. Demons do this to have you on their side and keep you oblivious to what is real, but now that you have been informed, you are fore-warned. The warnings about Hell are in the Scriptures and they are hard to miss in The New Testament. It’s another thing if you don’t follow the Bible and heed these warnings and still participate in Halloween. I’ve done my part in letting you know of the dangers it will bring. When you invite Halloween into your life, you allow the Devil in as well. This is not a time to be naive about these serious issues. Learn truth and wisdom from the Word of God.

The people who wrote the Bible, on behalf of God, did so because of God’s will for their lives, so that they might lead us in the right direction towards the light of the Lord. They heard the call from God and did what God told them to do. There are many books written in the Bible and they are meant for us to be warned and guided to do good, and to know about our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no secret in the Bible. It is there for all of us who are still living. We have all been warned about this real place called Hell, that’s scorching with souls unable to rest, and people there are wailing asking God to forgive them. They cry out to God, in despair, to have mercy on them, but it is too very late for them. God wishes us to know the devastating effects of the lost souls in Hell, so that we can make better choices in life, and overall accept Jesus.

You, that are alive, take heed to the Biblical warnings and stay far from evil. Choose wisely, my friend, what you choose to participate in. The Bible is Holy and it speaks against all kinds of evil for good reason-to help you open your eyes to what the Devil is really up to. People need to start paying close attention to these warnings that are written for us because evil is always wandering the streets looking for lukewarm believers. We are actually blessed to have the Bible, as it provides teaching from God on how to lead our lives properly and follow the narrow path leading to life, not the gateway to Hell that is wide. Everything that we need comes from the Word of God.

In Hell, there are only rivers, depths, and streams of lava. Hell is hotter than anything you’ve seen here on Earth. It is as real as it gets. I’ve said it before and I will continue stressing the fact that there are billions of souls crying out to God right now. Don’t become another lost soul gained in Hell, instead reach for Jesus Christ. So, cast away all evil from your life and don’t wait anymore. Set your devilish human nature aside, and die to yourself. Be reborn in Christ who loves you by turning your life over to Jesus. He died on the cross so that you wouldn’t have to be a slave to the Devil. You are free from the chains that bind you! You are set free by the blood of Jesus Christ! You can choose life by accepting Christ into your heart!

Reading out of Hebrews 11:24-26 (Modern English Version: MEV) it says here: “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time. He esteemed the reproach of Christ as greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he looked to the reward.

Jesus gave us our freedom back when he was nailed to the cross. He bled and died. He had a choice and that was to save you from Hell and eternal torment because He loves you. Do you think the Devil loves you? Not in reality, no. He will trick you by giving you money and good things now. He buys you off but doesn’t love you. He has a greater agenda-to keep you happy with material things of life. The Devil knows your weaknesses. So while you’re having a blast in sin, you lose yourself more and more and belong to him. However, if you resist the temptations Satan puts in front of you, He will have to leave you alone. His ultimate goal is to have you burn in Hell with Him. That is not love. The Devil does not love you. But I know someone who does. God loves you and doesn’t want your soul lost to the other side. He wants to free you from the chains of Lucifer, and the destruction he has caused you. Hold on to God’s hand, live for God now, and reap the rewards that He has for you when you get to Heaven.

Don’t waste this precious gift of life in Heaven forever with the Lord. He has already bought you the ticket. It’s up to you to receive it and open that door to freedom. Will you stay the same on the Devil’s side or will you choose to cash in the ticket of freedom? God gives you a choice and He will not force you to choose Him. He wants your love to come from your heart. He doesn’t want to make you love Him-that is not love. God is patient with all of us. He gives us years of life to decide whether we want to be good or bad people. He is full of love that He will let you decide this for yourself. Will you pick hanging out with pagans on Halloween to celebrate Evil? Or will you finally wake up to the truth and choose God, who is love and peace and joy!

Please, I implore you, save yourself from Halloween, this catastrophe of a holiday is not worth being called holy. Jesus is the only way. He is all the truth that you need to hear. He satisfies your heart and soul. Only He is Holy and righteous enough to receive you with open arms, even after you sin time and time again. He is perfect love! He is amazing treasure! He is streams of everlasting life! Which door will you enter when you die? Time is ticking and every second counts. Don’t let the demons trick you into thinking Halloween is a safe practice. It is far from it, Christians.

Revelation 21:8 (J.B. Phillips New Testament: PHILLIPS) is clear about this: “But as for the cowards, the faithless and the corrupt, the murderers, the traffickers in sex and sorcery, the worshippers of idols and all liars—their inheritance is in the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”

Since you have visualized Heaven and Hell in the above paragraphs, you now know that you must make a decision for yourself, and not just any decision. It is the destination of your eternal soul. That is the only decision that will matter once this life on Earth is over. Are you two feet in for the Lord or two feet in for Satan? Where do you stand? You cannot be lukewarm. You either are on fire for God and hate evil, or you are on fire for Satan and are cold to God. You cannot have one foot in the world and one foot in Heaven. I’m sorry to break it to you gently. This is an urgent message and you must wake up to the real reality of Halloween. It is a ploy, damaging to one’s soul in eternity. Learn from a man that was a Satanist himself for 25 years.

A former Satanist reveals to us why we shouldn’t celebrate Halloween: WATCH NOW and be set free from the Devil!!

Joshua 24:15 (Revised Standard Version: RSV) has this to say: “And if you be unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

You still have time! Erase Halloween in your household for good. Don’t give the devil a chance to come into your family home. Dressing up in costumes is much more than that. It is taking on a whole persona that is a disguise with demons attached to it. Tell everyone you know the truth about it and stop celebrating Holy Evil Day. Our children are being taught that this unhallowed day is okay. It’s the only cheat day in the entire year that let our kids get candy from strangers. In reality, you would never allow this as a parent, but Halloween is the exception.

We read from 1 Corinthians 10:31 (Lexham English Bible: LEB) and it says: “Therefore, whether you eat or you drink or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.

We must live according to God’s standards and not the world’s. Do not underprice your soul and your faith in Jesus all for a day and night hailed to Satan. It is like cheating on your diet because you’ve been so good all week long that you need to reward yourself with 4 slices of pizza each containing 267 calories per pizza slice. It doesn’t end well. You will just keep putting on the weight even if you tend to eat healthy-ish. Don’t be -ish with God. Don’t open your door to this world of madness, you will just invite more wickedness into your life, specially on the day dedicated to Lucifer where witchcraft, divination, sorcery and black magic occur the most. Even just giving out candy and nothing else is still choosing the immoral side. You might think it’s all innocent fun, but read your Bible instead and lean not on your own knowledge.


Romans 7:18-25

(New International Version: NIV)

18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.


We are all sinful in nature, but we can choose to be on God’s side and to obey Him vs. the One who dwells on this Earth. Believe in Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God that ransomed His life for yours on the rugged cross. If you have faith and believe, confessing with your tongue that Jesus is your Lord and Savior, then you will be saved. Listen not to the world and do not partake in Halloween for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

May the grace and mercy of God be with you all!

Love,

Leticia Joy Santa Cruz


References:


BBC at https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/holydays/samhain.shtml

Bible Gateway, Accessed on October 19, 2021 from http://www.biblegateway.com

Eslit, Nila, W Culture, ‘Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate Halloween’, Published October 25, 2019, Accessed on October 19, 2021 from https://wsimag.com/culture/58292-why-christians-should-not-celebrate-halloween

History Channel at https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain


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